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of us. >> we learned in today's news conference more of the effort that went into saving his life. one doctor said five times the amount of blood the average human body holds is what they needed to use in this operation. more than highland hospital has. things were frontic for a while. at one point the red cross had to put blood in a taxi and send it to the hospital to make sure they had enough. >> you can see the enormous stress of this past week in her face. >> absent lewolutely. >> garvin, thanks. >>> we are following developing news as a raging fire is tearing through a large home in pleasant hill in contra costa county. flames broke out about an hour ago seen first near the garage in the front of the house. soon after, firefighters were spotted on the roof breaking through it with tools. no word on whether anyone was inside the home when the fire started. we'll have more information on it as we get it. >>> some bizarre claims tonight from the man who may hold the key to an east bay killing spree. the man who lives at the house where two of the victims were found made his first cou
on capitol hill and anne makovec shows us what to expect from the hearing. >> reporter: the hearing is just getting under way in washington, d.c. the goal, assessing what happened before and after the explosion in san bruno. the hope is that it will lead to stronger safety practices for natural gas pipeline and here's live look at that hearing. it is about to start in washington, d.c. it's a meeting of the surface transportation and marchant marine infrastructure safety and security subcommittee. you can see people are about to start taking their seats. barbara boxer there on the left-hand side of your screen. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shutoff valves wherever possible. it
four people have been told and explode on fire. five people remain missing. they're now telling us fiber missing all the victims of been taken a possible entry and the your have been teeth of that fight. 37 homes destroyed, a conscious moderate damage estimates dot investigation continues. what investigators search i. for >> to do is the very first full day of investigation, the fed regulators cellist the they're taking it over, and not letting another agency takeover. for all the information at this point is getting from them. there seems to be more questions than answers. they're starting to understand things a little bit better as they put together the very first short pieces >> federal investigators began the long process of finding out why this happened >> this really emphasize the magnitude was occurred here. >> his giant cheung grover ground with such great force, the same dimensions of olympic swimming pool. >> since i know because the soil is is an unstable. we do not want put anyone in there to measure. >> investigators investigators thought of assault solid piece patchwo
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of prayer and remembrance, calling on americans also to set aside time to volunteer. amy. >> and now here's carl
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno. pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens
by the investigation that has been going on this afternoon. they are telling us what they are doing to restore service. >> a lot will depend on our ability to get into the site of the accident and see if we can do all the necessary work there. >> what would that be? >> completeness necessary completely ntsb allowing us to get there. we don't know why our gas plane ruptured. >> and ntsb will figure that out? >> absolutely. they have a sent bented -- assembled a terrific team and they will get to the root cause >> reporter: they could not answer a whole lot of other questions because at this point it is not their domain. they are limited in what pg e.e.can say to the public. they say they know who those people are but for some reason, your utilities are not on and you feel they don't know about it, you are advised to give them a call. >>> four people were filled, a mother and her teenage daughter along with a 20-year-old female and another as yet identified victim. police kept people out most of the day a small crew was allowed to shoot this video and it shows how destructiontive the flames -- destructi
an update on t >>> don't tell us people are not missing when we know people are missing. >> an update on the death toll from the san bruno pipeline explosion. some neighbors say they are being kept out of the loop. the anger rising over the search for the missing. >>> we take a closer look at the source of the explosion as many residents prepare to return to their homes. what federal inspectors discovered on that piece of pipeline at the center of the disaster. >>> 7:30 a.m. on sunday morning september 12th i am phil matier. >> i am julie watts. want to get right to our top story conflicting reports on the number of dead in san bruno blast. the coroner's office revised the number of people killed in thursday's explosion back down to 4. now yesterday investigators had increased it to 7. some confusion may be cleared up this morning at a press conference scheduled to begin in just about 30 minutes. here is what we do know. at least 6 people are still missing. and dogs searching the san bruin know neighbourhood where the gas pipe exploded may have discovered more victims. a
of this explosion again we know was the high pressure transmission line why it exploded the ntsb should give us some details or in terms of what they're doing to try and get those answers. in addition to that there are eight fire investigators run scene conducting our own investigation carried as you know fire officials went door-to-door today there were able to get through 75 percent of the homes. did a 25 percent or two hot that's what they told us earlier today it will be interesting to find out when to our officials have their news conference at 5:00 whether they'll be able to make it to those other homes. we can also tell you they've had a total of 25 fire companies doing the searching of these homes. still they've called in to urban search and rescue teams they see the debris is just kind of mammoth. they called to to urban search and rescue teams to help remove some of the debris so far officials can get in there and to their searching. another thing were expected to 5:00 news conference is the damage assessment. we should have some sort of dollar figure in terms of the amount of damage by th
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
and they hope to be able to identify these people sometime later this evening. they are going to have to use dental records. 52 people are injured, among the man we have been talking about greg. he has an amazing story to tell because he lives at 100 glenview drive right where the explosion took place. wait until you hear what he has endured for the last 24 hours. >>> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came --wood floors went like --exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, my backyard -- flames were shooting across my backyard. i opened the door and black smoke came in and i sucked it in and i went oh, man, i'm in trouble here. >> reporter: unimaginable trouble. chopper 5 took these pictures of greg's neighborhood as it was burning. >> as i opened the front door, it exploded in my face. and i fell back and like asphalt from the ground was shooting into the house. so i slammed the door shut. >> reporter: his first thought was for his neighb
to start working back up the hill because we're getting too close. >> reporter: the fire chief told us that firefighters will have the opportunity to talk with counselors about what they went through, for most firefighters it will be voluntary, for a few it'll be mandatory. reporting live in san bruno, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we've posted stories from firefighters describing the moments right before the explosion. it's our website at ktvu.com. >>> tonight for the first time, we're hearing the audio tapes from fire dispatch and energy crews in the first few minutes after the explosion. >> we need to do a law enforcement alert. call a fourth alarm for this. it appears we have a plane down in a neighborhood. multiple structures on fire. >> we have multiple houses, we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >>> well as you heard there was some confusion at first as to what exactly was caused the flames. when everyone initially thinking it was an airplane. it ended uptaking 20 minutes before officials realized it was a gas line explosion not a plane crash. >>> tonight
like it. we used everything we had. at one point, we just tried to contain the flames, tried to just keep it in a plume, and that was our objective, and obviously it was so powerful, it blew right through our stream. >> the explosion severed a water line, delaying rescue efforts. firefighters were forced to improvise, running hoses from a nearby neighborhood, knocking down fences along the way. >>> dozens of homes were destroyed in the blast. and this morning, the wait is over for some of those families left wondering if their home is still standing. kit doe was there as neighbors learned the fate of their homes. >> reporter: here at the main red cross shelter in san bruno, they came looking for news, good or bad. >> the list that's being distributed to you identifies a total of approximately 38 properties that have been visually evaluated as a total loss. >> reporter: the city of san bruno gather add group of homeowners to handout all at once, a list of addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. >> your house has no evidence of damage. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> reporter: for s
will monitor this, and as you can see hopefully, somebody from the american red cross will give us the list of what they're doing today is far is that agency is concerned. >> will tran, there were try to go to those hotspots that if there were any more victims or bodies. today, the you know, this morning if they can finally found any more bodies, victims? >> well, that depends on some of the homes, some homes are still very hot. three of them are still there is hot, too hot to go through with cadaver dogs. and i can tell you that with about 20 minutes ago i saw an entire convoy of fire trucks go up san bruno ave. for some reason, if they're making great progress to make sure that that place is cool enough for the dog to go through in some of the plays out. and yes, there will be able to do that but i still understand that still homes have not been completely searched. so far, only four fatalities but there could still be more. >> thank you, cured, and also, he is reporting live and the latest video have of the damage that you can see dozens of homes, jimmy's only where the homes jimmygeand
off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
whenever reporters on the scene he told us moments ago that they were waiting for some of the officials to ride to that location of the command center. we will bring you that news conference when it does begin at 6:00. right now the chicken with kron 4 christine conley was in the fires on area. >> were rate above plymouth and clement st.. are going to pan over here so you can get a good idea of what looks like in this neighborhood. you can see just cars sitting there on the street, no one walking around on the street to. this is a few blocks away from the fire zone but still this neighborhood has been evacuated and once allowed been carried i do see a police officer walking down the street. acacia they brought a couple residence in for a short second to get medication for going to pan and ensure you from our vantage 0.1 of the homes that was destroyed in this place. i can barely make out the foundation and that will trade it's tapered rounded and all day long as the fire truck stations nearby. we don't see any smoke no smell of smoke from this area were still several blocks away. he def
for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials tell us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed th
. we begin with joe vazquez who gives us an up close look at the wreckage. >> reporter: right now we're at sneath and skyline fully a mile from the impact scene, but as you can see, this road is blocked off by chp and, in fact, police officers from different jurisdictions are blocking an entire swath of neighborhoods not even close to the scene telling frustrated neighbors they can't go in because it's a crime scene. there's no tape, but an officer told us there's an imaginary line here we are not allowed to cross. earlier today when reporters wanted to get close, they were told you could only do so with a government minder. they call that a pull situation. we hiked about a mile in through rough terrain to bring you these pictures. sconed earth, a close-up look at the -- scorched earth, a close-up look at the center of the san bruno blast shows the consequences of the gas main rupture. the explosion obliterated homes in the middle of the crestmoor canyon neighborhood. the closest homes were leveled. all that's left in some are chimneys. we found large chunks of asphalt that had been
of us. a look outside in terms of fog visibility not bad this morning you concede is starting to cushion from the coast right for the golden gate bridge or along half moon bay through the sunset for the most part we are staying clear just a bit cloudier. this is a much cooler temperatures are expected to get a drop of 22 degrees in 37 cisco redwood city about 20 say many words 19 below where we were real estate for mountain view 18 in san house i so throughout the day to day will be slow to warm by about the 10:00 hour keeping temperatures in the '60s out there by noon time now much change '60s and '70s hereafter in height topping out into '70s may be the '80s keeping along the '60s for the peninsula schools clerk for the 7:00 are your afternoon highs 80 degrees and then arrested today 81 in fairfield those are some warmer spots in san rafael and mcauley temperatures low '70s the peninsula temperatures in the '60s much cooler weather expected for sampras as good today. san mateo was 68 years 7 day around the bay cooler temperatures every day this week's eighth is the tomorrow dropping of
this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even hearing the stepson wasn't the only one in the apartment at the time of the shooting. her mother told us her son was a vendor of sorts and had a booth where he sold clothes and dvds out of. she said she could barely understand the bad news. >> she was crying on the phone but i could not understand nothing b
. and tom baker, consumer editor for ktvu channel 2 news. we'll begin with you, tom. tell us what you can about the explosion that shook all of us yesterday. >> it is a remarkable failure because it really shouldn't happen, given all of the protocols in place and all the things that happened to have such a fail-year you wonder. with such a catastrophic failure somebody punched a hole in one of these mains and caused a spark but that doesn't appear to be the case here. something failed in such a catastrophic way that the valves are maybe a mile, two miles apart so now all of this highly compressed gas which is under several hundred pounds of pressure per square inch is venting to the atmosphere. it catches on fire. it becomes a blow torch. it has to work out and while that was happening it was burning up that particular neighborhood. generally speaking, we don't know really what happened. we know there was a significant failure and generally speaking has been my experience in covering all kinds of disasters it's a chain of events rather than a single event but there is plenty going on that
is performing dna tests to confirm the identification. >>> the u.s. government says it will not pay $500,000 they are demanded by the iranian government to free hikers sarah shourd. a ron had said they would free her on saturday but then added the half-million dollar bill demand. her family says it is having a hard time raising the money and her attorney says diplomats are passing up that they'll be lowered or dropped. >>> authorities are being asked for help tonight in finding a man accused of robbing three bay area 7711 stores at gunpoint. a surveillance footage shows a man with a semi automatic weapon of robbing an oakland 711 on september 4th. the same man drove to hayward and hit another store. a $2,500 reward is being offered for information in this case. >>> police say they have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery created investigators say officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation and they found items from the amusement park in the car as well as marijuana. police say the car's driver is an employee of the park and a passenger works for the vendor. both
us a good idea of what san bruno looks like, today. from this full shot, so is burned out homes just devastating. this street, where some of these homes. glenview drive. so much of this destruction happened concord tonight. and jeff bush went to court glenview drive to take a look of some of these homes. >> when this 30-and because an explosion and no homes carefully exploded the initial fireball was so intense of the homes near the rupture were engulfed in flames. the theory is that the wind caused those fires to cause from house to house. neighbors say it is common from the wind to blow from the west and where this fire burned, as you looking north. this was for tonight. if you conceive a mass of flames shooting into the air. -you can see that giant mass of flames and why some burned and some cannot be disciplined, definitively. however, and a situation, that sometimes it is nothing more than just sheer luck. this was able to be restored but this has a red tag because it is structurally, on sound. several have a red tank and other have a green tag that it is okay to enter. and in s
. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. most of us will never know what it was like for those first responders on the ground, but today, some of them tried to explain it. john ramos on how they describe that inferno. >> i was on the way back to school night. i was at crestmoor elementary school. >> i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened the fireball could be seen all over the bay area but it was right here at the crest of this hill that first responders got their first look at what they were dealing with. >> we have a whole neighborhood on fire and we have incredible heat and fire. many homes are burning. and as we took the turn, there were
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
, as much as 70% of incomes to u.s. treasury. mid-50s, 91%. t after world jus war ii, check that out. this is is not a mistake. the nation's top income tax rate was a staggering 94%. now, right now, 2010, the goal, juice the economy without ballooning the deficit anymore than necessary. supporters the tax relief say extra income translates directly intoxtra spending. the less you earn the more likely you are to save, to uses the money that you not pay in taxes for daily expenses. taxes for the wealth hey a more round-about effect. might be have extra spending but also the possibility of more saving and investi. the investing part to lead to more hiring. especially if you invest in a start-up business. hired more people. those people spend andve a verc virtuous cycle begins. not a sure thin. republicans and some democrats want to keep the bush tax rates for everybody. president obama saysri keeping e richest 2% or 3% at current rates would ad $700 billion to the deficit. we expect to hear live from the president in just just about an hour from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 put their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. police fear many casualties. we're live on the scene. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. we'll get to that right quaye. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threat
with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in this residential neighborhood, about fiv
to crash into the u.s. capitol or the white house, even. >> and the president is at the pentagon, where he just paid his respects to the 184 people who were killed in the attack there. and touched on the controversy surrounding the conversery this year. >> they may seek to spark conflict between different faiths. but as americans, we are not and never will be, at war with islam. it was not a religion that attacked us that september day. it was al qaeda. >> part of the reason, of course, this anniversary has become so politicized is pastor terry jones, who had planned to burn korans today. but then, he called it off. he arrived here in new york city late last night, hoping to meet with the imam behind that planned cultural center near ground zero. >>> meanwhile, in afghanistan, there's angry street protests over the proposed koran burning. even though it didn't happen. our martha raddatz is in afghanistan. we'll go live to her in a minute. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protest over the proposed mosque. today is no exception. but there will also be memorials
the damage around it, the location of the fatalities, all of those things so the information will help us determine the cause of it but most of the work on that site has now been completed so we're shifting to sort of the next phase which includes looking at documents. we're getting a good flow of documents from pg&e. we've given them an extensive list of documents we want to see. we're getting a good flow of documents from them. we'll be starting to visit the sites that control -- the control and monitoring sites at the milpitas and martin end that control and monitor the flow of gas through the pipes. so we'll start that visit. we'll start the visits to the two valves. the valves have been tagged which means to preserve the evidence. we've asked that the valves not be moved until we have an opportunity to examine them in detail. so we'll start that aspect of the investigation. we'll be looking at the seismic records to see if there could have been some seismic activity that re-- related to the breach of the pipe. we've started to receive some of the tests for some of the pg&e employee,
vasquez on why pg&e says it can't do that. >> it's just red line. >> reporter: livermore mayor showed us. >> amanda: his fire department was able to skirt up. a pipeline underneath vineyards, it is about the only populated area nearby. accord to go a pg&e report from 2009 obtained by cbs5 the utility said it needed to fix this stretch of pipeline calling it the highest-risk pipeline in the bay area. the livermore mayor says he was shocked, he asked pg&e for more specifics but never got an answer today. >> no doubt it's on the south end of the city and it doesn't impact as many people as it would in neighborhoods in san brown oh but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pgee so we know what this means. >> what information have you got. >> the truth is nothing. accord to go the same paperwork they need to replace a four- mile section of pipeline 131 in fremont and call this the second highest risk pipeline in the bay area. the fire chief says he knows it fakes through but he couldn't get any more specifics from pg&e either. >> right now they can't tell us so they are u
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
sorry, bob and bobby and they were in a senior home, lets talk to him >>bob is at this job showing us heis emergency vehicle. on thursday ight after seeing the flames they looked for people who neeed help, it had 6 occupants who left them >>as we got down there a lady was on a sidewalk and we thought this doesnt look right they screamed "help help" >>they went looking for more, they helped 3 people, he was being told to evacuate but had a feeling there was someone else left they hadnt searching the home at the very last room was a lady on oxygen with a catheter and i looked out the window and with flames behind me the bed wouldnt fit through thed pbrought her out >>6 seniour woman the youngest 93 were saved >>i always teach my kids, do the best you can. >>this just in, we have word of a vigil and funeral mass set up, jaqueline and her 13 year old daughter. the mass starts at 11 friday morning and her, she has been going there since kindergarten, classed are cancelled so teachers and students can attend the mass >>this is the debris, gov shwarzeenager got his first look today [ woman o
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
garbage that came from a business park in hercules. where he used to work. where one murder victim's car was found. >> the area that they are searching is north shore business park which as you know was where the cadillac escalade was discovered. >>reporter: meantime another man who was once a house mate of his was arraigned in fairfield court on felony explosive charges related to the chemical c 4 and dynamite found in his vallejo back yard and in a storage unit. >> enter plea of not guilty to all counts. >>reporter: charles entered a plea of not guilty on explosive charges. bail remains high two million dollars because of alleges the 72-year-old demonstrationist may also be involved in the murder of 2 women found at his house. they have been positively identified as mark and the wife allen. >> i think he's a victim in the case. >>reporter: the body in the house. >> no. >>reporter: police say he's a person:00 interest in the 2 murders. investigators claim he did in the act normal when confrontedinformation that the e in his house. his attorney says someone else put them there. >
for joining us this morning. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist craig herrera. your job is never more important than on a holiday. >> especially this holiday, the end of summer, bash a you coos going. we'll have a lot of friends by tuesday. after that lots of cold air. today the weather headlines, somesh sunshines. tomorrow the same. labor day a couple of degrees warmer. you saw the cloud cover over san jose. there are no delays at sjc but at sfo. low ceilings. kris, we see the fog is 1,000 feet so if you expect somebody to fly in to sfo expect a delay. we have 50s for the north end of the bay. the visibility not an issue. san jose it's down to five miles, that ebs and flows as the wind and the fog comes in. temperatures 1 to 8 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. there is the visibility. notice san jose at the airport 5 miles. here is the forecast, 65 san francisco, 91, san ramon, 84 in san jose, and 86 through sonoma. kris, the middle of the week when i get the seven-day, quite a bit cooler. weekend looks great. >> we'll stay tuned. thank you, craig. this morning crews will cont
department to come back and tell us any news that they may have found and we got a call, a knock on the door from the coroner and the coroner was standing two police officers and at that moment i just knew it wasn't good. we had her that -- had indicated he saw jessica die and that there was nothing he could do to save her. i went to the hospital and hoped that maybe he could give me something to hope for. we were told by neighbors that they saw jessica run out after him. he had ran back in and then saw her run after him. then we could never confirm she was still alive so that little hope was there for us and the knock on the door this afternoon just confirmed what our greatest fear was. >> family members say the boyfriend was in the hospital with burns to 50% of his body. >>> and we talked to another man who barely escaped the explosion. >> all the sudden i was just walking and my floor completely came -- wood floors just exploded up. threw me against the wall, after that i got up, went to the back door and i looked out and saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, the backyard, flames s
't escape the fact of other homes where people were not so fortunate. >> used to be a house here. i used to look from there. have very nice deck. and now it's not there. >> reporter: it's gone. >> she and her husband and three daughter are finally home. the girls tried to coax the rabbit out of its cage but it's too terrified to come out. their hays was spared from the flames that consumed the three homes directly behind him. he says she has been frantic since her family escaped thursday night. >> my eyes, i left to hotel. it's like something mentally. i can't stay in one place. i want to move around. now probably get one hour and a half of sleep during the whole night. >> reporter: the family is waiting for pg&e to turn on their gas and power. she northeasts to -- needs to do laundry and get some sleep. >> reporter: are you going to sleep tonight? >> i cannot wait until night so i can sleep, yes. >> reporter: residents were told to gather at skyline college tied at noon. their identification was checked and they were given instructions how that i would be allowed back into their neighbo
and all three of us, my dad, frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted her up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inhalation could have likely killed my mom. >> so there is the positive story for the day. but, of course, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed back into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been home sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, continuing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were in milpitas yesterday making sure that people in these gas control stations are trained and the equipment is working properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are trained to work it,
? [ pause ] >> can you hear me? >> yes. can you hear us? >> yes, i can. go ahead. >> was it a pipeline? >> you know, we -- we -- what we do know at this point in time, there's a lot we still don't know, but the cause has yet to be determined but we do know that a pg&e gas transmission line was ruptured. >> okay. >> and if it is ultimately determined that we were responsible for the cause of the incident, we will take accountability for that. but, uhm, the cause has yet to be determined. we can confirm that a gas transmission line was ruptured. >> did you have any crews working in that area or had anyone checked in with pg&e to say they would be working in that area? >> you know, those are the types of details that are going to come forward as the -- as the investigation takes place? uhm.... what i can tell you is the ntsb, the national transportation safety board, is expected to be on site, on scene today. they are the federal agency responsible for investigating natural gas pipe line incidents. and pg&e will cooperate fully with the ntsb and all other federal, state and local agenci
nguyen joins us to show up the first hundred-close ground video. to see it is just stunning. >> reporter: absolutely, jessica. jodi and the photographer were on the first crew on the ground. they had about 30 minutes to survey the scene firsthand. as jodi said, it's unlike she's ever seen in 20 years of reporting. >> as we walked down that street, it changed from a normal neighborhood to a nuclear zone. >> reporter: reporter jodi hernandez giving her account of what it looks like in this san bruno neighborhood 24 hours after the explosion that killed four people and injured 52 others. >> huge chunk of pipe. it was about 25 feet long. and 30 inches wide. it blew out of the ground and blasted at least 75 feet, landing right in the middle of the street. this huge piece of pipe. imagine the force that it took. and the people who lived right there, that crater is in their front yard. >> you're a reporter. in the other sense, you're a mother of two and you're a family and imagining what they all do, sit down for dinner. >> absolutely. i heard a story of a mom and a child that were killed in t
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